Scott Adams, the Dilbert cartoonist also known for his second career as a political pundit, argued Wednesday that a big factor in Democrats’ strong performance in the midterm election was the TikTok platform — which is owned by China.
Adams first noted that while Republicans won among men, and also among married women, Democrats won by a massive margin among unmarried women. He retweeted Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project:
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The Republican Party is the party of the married and…
Increasingly unmarried men.
The Democratic Party is the party of unmarried women.
This gender*marriage story will rise in importance as share of unmarrieds climbs. pic.twitter.com/7e4WSs8gaa
— Brad Wilcox (@BradWilcoxIFS) November 9, 2022
Adams added his own tweet, noting the majority of TikTok uses are women and urging politicians to “connect the dots”:
Time to connect the dots.
China –>TikTok –>abortion–>Midterms
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) November 10, 2022
In his broadcast Wednesday on Locals.com and YouTube, Adams explained his point in greater detail. “The group of Americans that controlled the election outcome are the group of Americans that China controls through TikTok,” he said.
Noting that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had contributed to the fervor around abortion by proposing a national ban after 15 weeks, Adams added:
“Allowing TikTok, a Chinese company … to be the primary channel for the most important group of voters in the United States. Do you see any problem there?”
He noted that despite former President Donald Trump’s failed effort to rein in TikTok, Democrats would allow TikTok to remain legal in the U.S. because China’s interests in disrupting U.S. politics served their own domestic political agenda.
In 2020, a group of left-wing activists used TikTok to spoof attendees at a Trump rally, hurting attendance for the event. The Biden White House and the Democratic Party have often used TikTok influencers in efforts to shift public opinion.
As of Thursday afternoon, Republicans looked likely to have won a narrow majority in the House, but the fate of the Senate was undecided, thanks to a stronger-than-expected performance by Democrats that blunted the “red wave.”
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.